Plenty to be Thankful For: Part 1


WA_thankful1_MAINTo celebrate Thanksgiving we asked our lovely models to share what they are thankful for this year. Here’s what they had to say!

Kirby Johnson, Independent Dancer

“I am thankful for my family who always supports me in every decision I make! I am thankful for my father always paying the dance bills and my mother for flying out to LA with me! I am also very thankful to the Discount Dance Supply staff for having me as one of their models; it’s every dancers dream to be in this catalog. Last but not least, I am thankful for my sister, Merritt and my lovely cat, Avada.”

Wan Ting Zhao, San Francisco Ballet

“This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful to be back dancing. I had a long injury, so it is nice to be back dancing again. Also I am thankful for my family, friends, and good food.”

Chloe East, Independent Dancer

“I’m thankful for amazing dance teachers who push me, believe in me and challenge me! I’m also Thankful for the talents God gave me and mostly for my family and friends whom I love and support me.”

Miko Fogarty, Indiana Ballet Conservatory

“I am so thankful for my very supportive parents who do everything they can do, for me to achieve my dreams. Also, I’m very thankful for my amazing teachers who push me every day and make me the dancer that I am today. And lastly, I am so thankful for all my friends and supporters who lift me up and make me smile every single day. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Casey McIntyre, Professional Dancer

“I’m thankful for having a durable mind/body that allows me to dance and follow my passions in all art forms.  And of course for all the supportive friends and family in my life that help me enjoy the good times and grow through the bad.”

Dusty Button, Principal, Boston Ballet

Although I do enjoy the holiday, my mind doesn’t think any differently on Thanksgiving than it does any other day. On Thanksgiving I am thankful for the same things I am thankful for everyday which are:

My fiancé, who also happens to be my best friend. I am thankful that I was able to turn my passion into a career. And I am thankful of my supportive and loving family. And last for a beautiful home to come back to at the end of every day…having these things I feel indestructible.

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